Friday 25 May 2018

One person dead after emergency landing in Philadelphia

The Federal Aviation Administration says the flight from New York to Dallas made an emergency landing after the crew reported damage.

The engine on a Southwest Airlines plane is inspected as it sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing (Amanda Bourman via AP)
The engine on a Southwest Airlines plane is inspected as it sits on the runway at the Philadelphia International Airport after it made an emergency landing (Amanda Bourman via AP)

By Kristen de Groot and David Koenig, Associated Press

A federal investigator has said that one person died after a plane with engine failure made an emergency landing in Philadelphia.

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt said that the engine will be shipped for a detailed examination.

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The plane on the runway (David Maialetti /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

The Federal Aviation Administration says the flight from New York to Dallas made an emergency landing after the crew reported damage to one of the engines, as well as the fuselage and at least one window.

Philadelphia’s fire chief says that one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition and seven were treated for minor injuries.

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